Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

South San Francisco CA…Cortexyme, Inc., the privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other degenerative disorders, has announced publication of a foundational paper supporting its approach in Science Advances, a top-ranked multidisciplinary journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In the […]

NASA Adds E. Michael “Mike” Fincke to Crew Assignment for Manned Boeing Flight Test

NASA Adds E. Michael “Mike” Fincke to Crew Assignment for Manned Boeing Flight Test

Cape Canaveral, FL…NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year.  Fincke takes the place of astronaut Eric Boe, originally assigned to the mission in August 2018. Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons; he will replace Fincke […]

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

Washington, DC…Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency has launched an investigation into the nationwide CenturyLink outage, which has affected 911 service for numerous consumers across the country. Chairman Pai issued the following statement regarding the situation: “When an emergency strikes, it’s critical that Americans are able to use 911 to […]

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

Purchase, NY…A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth […]

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Washington, DC…Motorists can add cheaper gas prices to their list of ‘things for which to be thankful’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Today’s national gas price average is $2.62, which is seven-cents less than a week ago and the largest one-week decline in pump price this year. In fact, the large drop brings the year-over-year differential in […]

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.4 percentage points. At the same time, the number of people without health insurance coverage and the uninsured rate were not statistically different from 2016. Median household income in […]

Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter Revised Up to 4.2% as Economy Rolls On

Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter Revised Up to 4.2% as Economy Rolls On

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 (table 1), according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.  The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than […]

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